Died : 02 Apr 1917
Rank : Private
Service no at death: 26748
Surname: ROSE
Forename: WILLIAM
Initials: W
Date of Birth 1887
Place of BirthFordingbridge, Hampshire
Place of Birth Source
Schools attended
Employment / tradeFarm labourer
Place of work
Family (parents and grandparents)Son of William Rose and Martha nee Bull
Spouse Name Edith Weeks m. 1910 Wimborne.
NotesWilliam was the brother of Samson Rose who also died in First World War 1 May1917. The two brothers died within a month of each other. In 1881 family living in a Gypsy tent at Milston near Salisbury.
Regiment at call-upWiltshire Regiment
Regiment at discharge
Rank at call-upPrivate
Service no at call-up26748
Date of attestation -
Date of call-up -
Area reported toBlandford
Naval vessels served
Decorations and awards
Other service detailsAlso served in Dorset Regiment
Other rank
Other service no18755
Service facts
Age at death30
Date of death 02 Apr 1917
Regiment at deathWiltshire Regiment
Battalion at death2nd Bn.
Rank at deathPrivate
Circumstances of deathWilliam was killed whilst attacking the village of Henin-sur-Cojeul, the only fatality that day.
Service no at death26748
Field of action at death
Place of deathFrance
Location of graveBucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux
PositionVI. H. 22
Other memorialsSixpenny Handley War Memorial
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